1. Support Women-Owned Bookstores
Visiting women-owned bookstores is a great way to spend today and every day! Here are some great ones to check out.
The Ripped Bodice is a romance-only bookstore that is women and queer-owned. The store was opened by sisters Leah and Bea Koch in 2016.
Yu and Me Books is the first female, Asian-American-owned bookstore in NYC!
Semicolon is Chicago’s largest Black–woman-owned bookstore and gallery. Their mission is to nurture the connection between literature, art, and the pursuit of knowledge; while also using the power of words to better our community!
BookWoman is a local, feminist bookstore in Austin, Texas!
Socialight Society is Black-woman owned and celebrates black women and black literature!
2. Support Women-owned Small Business’
Another fun, Bookish way to support women is buying from Bookish small businesses! From bookmarks to notebooks, here are some cool shops you might wanna take a look at.
3. Read Feminist Books
While supporting women is amazing, it’s good to know why it is so important. Reading feminist theory is a great way to better understand intersectionality and the feminist movement as a whole. Here are some popular recommendations to get you started.
4. Learn More About Female Authors
Here at Bookstr, we love to support and put a spotlight on brilliant female writers. Learning more about influential women is a great way to spend International Women’s Day. Check out our articles on Roxane Gay, Anne Balay, Toni Morrison, Anita Diamant, Keah Brown, and Alice Walker (just to name a few). For our entire female-authors section, click here!
Happy International Women’s Day!
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